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Food Diary: Hong Kong

Sat down with some friends for afternoon tea!

I was in Hong Kong for five days last week and I honestly thought I would get super fat but Ysa and I realized two days into the trip that we weren’t really pigging out! We didn’t really snack and we only ate two meals a day, at the most. Crazy!

Of course, that did not mean that we ate clean…

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Weekend Eats: Chopstop

Technically, this isn’t a weekend eat since my co-worker and I went there Thursday night for a super late dinner (we stayed in the office way past 10PM, squeezing in work before the long weekend). I suggested we walked to Commune (which my former boss, Ros, owns) at the end of Valero but we chanced upon Chopstop a few blocks down and decided to try it.

Kind of a mistake, really.

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Nothing Beats Fibr: The PLDT FibrExperience Event at Buddha Bar

We’ve been with PLDT for as long as this house had a phone line (give or take twenty years!). Save for a few snafus over billing issues (that was quickly resolved with a phone call) and that one time when we didn’t have internet for a month because of Ondoy (LOL), I would say we’re pretty satisfied customers. If we weren’t, we wouldn’t have bothered to get the PLDT Telpad plan this year!

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My Cat Sugar Skull Tattoo

My reason for getting a cat sugar skull tattoo is pretty simple: I’ve had a lot of kitties die on me this year. Our Girlie and Kulasa cats both had a litter each— a total of nine kitties plus the occasional strays that find their way to our home. Save for two who mysteriously disappeared (I hope someone found them irresistibly adorable and adopted them), only one survived. I miss each one of them every day.

Sugar skulls are used to decorate the ofrendas (offerings) on Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday to celebrate and enjoy the memories of the deceased. Trendy as they are, I find sugar skulls to be extremely pretty. When I came across this cat sugar skull cross stitch pattern on Etsy a few months ago, I was smitten by the idea and knew that I would eventually get one tattooed on me.

WARNING: Contains a pic of a weeping wound/blood/blood plasma.

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